How to identify a Grass Carp
The mullet-shaped head with a terminal mouth and no barbel, and coarse dark-edged scales are distinctive features of the grass carp. The dorsal fin, with 8 rays, is short and located at mid-body, above the pelvic fins. Paired anal fins are short and attached low on the body. The coloration is typically olive green to silvery white.
Where to catch Grass Carp
The grass carp is a fish that is native to rivers of China and Eastern Siberia (the Amur River system) that flow into the Pacific Ocean. They have been widely introduced around the world for aquatic weed control and aquaculture purposes. In the United States, naturally reproducing, non-triploid populations are reported around Mississippi River Basin. The following list includes additional details on where to catch this fish: